This book is a major contribution to the understanding of time, particularly in relation to modernity. The development of industrialism was based upon a linear and abstract conception of time. Today we see that form of production, and the social institutions associated with it, supplanted by flexible specialization and just-in-time production systems. New information and communication technologies have made a fundamental impact here.
This incisive analysis of the temporal implications of modern communication considers the implications of worldwide simultaneous experience, made possible by satellite technologies, and considers the reorganization of time involved in the continuous technological innovation that marks our era. In this puzzling universe of action, how does one achieve a time of one's own'? The discovery of a specific time perspective centered in the individual expresses a yearning for forms of experience that are subversive of established institutional patterns.
About the Author :
Helga Nowotny has contributed to Time as an author.
Helga Nowotny, one of the leading European voices in Science Studies, is President of the European Research Council and Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, University of Vienna.
J T Fraser has contributed to Time . Fraser, an independent scholar and founder of the International Society for the Study of Time.
|Author:||Helga Nowotny, Neville Plaice, J T Fraser|
|No. of Pages:||192|
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